Tag Archive for Larry Sabato

How Shenon and Sabato came to Fake News in JFK’s Murder

After more than fifty years and zero quantum of proof since the JFK assassination, Philip Shenon and Larry J. Sabato insist on the out-worn hypothesis “Castro sorta done it” while reporting how the CIA came to doubt the official story.

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Law professor on Politico’s JFK conspiracy theory

In response to my defense of Phil Shenon and Larry Sabato’s integrity, former University of Havana law professor Arnaldo Fernandez writes: Read more

Politico’s JFK story may be wrong but it is not ‘disinformation’

In a staff-written piece, Politico’s Challenge to JFK Orthodoxy That Isn’t WhoWhatWhy alleges that  Politico’s recent piece on the new JFK files is “disinformation.”

I agree with WhoWhatWhy that the Politico story is politically convenient and factually incomplete, but I reject the claim that it is “disinformation.”

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The new JFK files: What Politico missed about the CIA role

The GhostThe first nationally known analysts to weigh in on the new JFK files are Phil Shenon and Larry Sabato, former New York Times reporter and University of Virginia professor respectively. In a story for Politico Magazine, they purport to tell the story How the CIA Came to Doubt the Official Story of JFK’s Murder.

The tipoff to the story’s limitations is the headline, which sounds a bit odd: how the CIA came to doubt the official story…

The CIA was the source for key parts of the official JFK story–that a lone gunman killed President Kennedy out of “hatred for American society.” The CIA’s doubts only surfaced in the spring of 1975 when the official story was shredded by revelations about the agency’s pre-assassination knowledge of Oswald and plots to kill Castro.

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President Trump, give us the full story on the JFK assassination 

We know we speak for an army of historians, political scientists, journalists and concerned citizens who have studied the JFK assassination when we say that it is time for the federal government to release everything in the custody of the Archives. This is the moment for full transparency about a seminal event that cost many Americans’ trust in their government.

Source: President Trump, give us the full story on the JFK assassination – The Washington Post

JFK rates highest among last ten presidents

As the nation marks the 100th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s birth on Memorial Day, a University of Virginia Center for Politics-Reuters/Ipsos poll finds that Americans rate JFK more highly than other recent presidents. Read more

‘JFK: Fact and Fable’ debuts on CuriosityStream

“The JFK we remember is the one Jackie created.”

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The politics of White House firings

“President Kennedy chose CIA director Allen Dulles as the main fall guy for the calamitous 1961 invasion of Cuba at the Bay of Pigs, …”

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The state of the JFK case in 2014

James Fetzer, a retired professor of philosophy from the University of Minnesota-Duluth, is the very picture of a conspiracy theorist, from his dubious haircut to his hectoring tone to his assured command of facts. Professsor Fetzer recently offered his most detailed JFK conspiracy theory yet in Veterans Today, He purports to identify, by name, the six men who allegedly fired gunshots at President Kennedy on November 22, 1963.

The lavish detail of Fetzer’s allegations evokes one of the finest pieces of JFK journalism ever published — in the Onion. Fetzer’s is an American tale: a posse of six-shooters joins the army of Dealey Plaza gunmen.

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Historian needs to catch up on JFK scholarship

In today’s Washington Post, Larry Sabato responds to last week’s negative review of his book “The Kennedy Half-Century” by Rutgers historian David Greenberg. Greenberg’s peevish response about “assassination buffs” reveals what really irks him:

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Sabato: We cannot rule out a conspiracy to kill JFK

Michael Kelly of BusinessInsider (via SFGate) highlights one of Professor Larry Sabato’s key points points about JFK’s assassination, a point that has eluded other news outlets covering the publication of his new book, “The Kennedy Half Century.” (HT/Curt)

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That new study questioning the JFK acoustics evidence

A new study has been commissioned by Professor Larry Sabato and conducted by a private firm, Sonalysts. The study, released this week, says unequivocally that the sound of gunfire on November 22, 1963, was not recorded and that the House Select Committee on Assassinations (HSCA) was wrong to use acoustic evidence to support its findings of conspiracy.

Key findings include:

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Sabato’s JFK book takes aim at the ‘acoustics evidence’

As reported in Politico, pundit Larry Sabato’s new JFK book discounts the idea that the sound of the gunfire that killed JFK was recorded.

I’ll be speaking in a panel discussion of the book, “The Kennedy Half Century” at the Newseum here in Washington at 10 am on Tuesday. You can watch the event live registering here.

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Talking about Sabato’s ‘The Kennedy Half Century’

Tomorrow I’ll  be speaking at the Center for Politics at the University of Virginia in a discussion of Larry Sabato’s new book, ‘The Kennedy Half Century.”

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Lehrer on JFK: ‘there may have been a conspiracy’

Jim Lehrer

Jim Lehrer

 

Former PBS news anchor Jim Lehrer appeared on the Diane Rehm’s NPR radio program yesterday and talked about his suspicions of conspiracy in the assassination of President Kennedy.

His careful comments broke from the orthodoxies of American journalism.

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